“The location of the author’s investigations, the body itself rather than the sphere of subjective representations of self and of function in cultures, is wholly new. The book explores various dissonances in thinking the relation between mind and body. It investigates issues that resist reduction to these binary terms. Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism. By Elizabeth Grosz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Pp. vii + Volatile Bodies is launched with.

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Volatile Bodies explores various dissonances in thinking the relation between mind and body. Grosz Limited preview – Merleau-Ponty ignores female sexuality ; privileges vision goward Feminism and the Body. Sign in to use this feature. Grosz Snippet view – Grosz writes a thorough and philosophically well-crafted prolegomenon for a new corporeal feminism. Irreducibility and Sexual Difference.

Her examination of towadd experience lays the groundwork for developing theories of sexed corporeality rather than elizabethh rectifying flawed models of male theorists. Being the raw material of social and cultural organization, it is “incomplete” and thus subject to the endless rewriting and social inscription that constitute all sign systems. Juschka – – Routledge. It investigates issues that resist reduction to these binary terms – psychosis, hypochondria, neurological disturbances, perversions and sexual deviation – and most particularly the enigmatic status of body fluids, and the female body.


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This chapter looks specifically at the body as inscriptive surface. Account Options Sign in. In doing so, she examines the epistemological and theoretical gaps and inconsistencies that surround it.

Feminism and Film Maggie Humm No preview available – Here she sees sexual difference as a form of abjection itself. While Neitzche sees bodies a the cause of power, Foucault sees them as the field on which power operates. In conclusion, while this book was incredibly dense, it is a useful source for anyone looking to do a feminist reading of the body through contemporary theory or history.

Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism

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Indiana University Press- Social Science – pages. Butler and Beauvoir on the Foundations of the Sexual Difference. Forcefully Subverting or Reinforcing Dichotomies? Neurophysiology and Corporeal Mappings 4.


Psychoanalysis and Psychical Topographies 3. Three French feminists and Jacques Lacan: Skip to services menu. This is a text of rare erudition and intellectual force. Foucault says the body is produced through history, and power produces specific body qualifiers or types. Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

While many theorists are addressed, corpkreal focuses on Foucault and his concepts of power and knowledge as they refer to the body.